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“Family trip to LA”
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The Tangerine
Ranked #2 of 20 Hotels in Burbank
Certificate of Excellence
Santa Cruz, California
2 reviews
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“Family trip to LA”
Reviewed April 7, 2013

We traveled to LA for a family trip for 5 days. We had 3 kids 2 teenagers and a 22 month old. The hotel was great for us. The room was a little small but we weren't in it much so it didn't really affect us much. It was in a great location to get to all our spots. From Hollywood, Universal studios, LA Zoo and even Santa Monica. The pool was amazing after a long day of walking it was 89 degrees. My baby loved it :) My boys loved the hot chocolate in the am. They have a machine that has flavored coffee and hot chocolate and they went well with the pastries that they provided in the am. Oh yeah and they also have a filtered water in the lobby that really saved us on buying water while we were out there. We had brought our own water bottles so that was a great little treat. I would recommend this place for sure and when we return to the area we plan to stay again.

Room Tip: There is a Mexican food place right next door that was a little pricey but some places less then a m...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Huntington Beach, California
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Reviewed April 7, 2013

Stayed here for 1 night in April of 2013.

The location is w/in walking distance of serveral restaurants and markets. We stayed here on a Saturday night, so parking was not a problem. You can take an MTA bus from here to Universal Studios (I believe that it's the 155), and its only about a 15 minute journey. (There is a subway stop at the base of Universal, so this hotel is relatively convenient for that as well. On the subway, you can get to downtown LA, Hollywood & Vine, and other tourist destination.) We took a cab and it was about $10 each way. So if that is on your itnerary, then this would be a great place to stay.

Rooms were comfortable, well appointed and clean. Stayed in an upper room in the corner, so it was quiet. The room had a modern feel w/o being sterile. There is a pool, but it looked pretty small, so if you are looking for a huge pool scene for the kids, then this is probably not the place.

I would like to point out how helpful their staff was. They were more than eager to help w/ directions, restaurant suggestions, printing out maps, etc. Even the cleaning lady was very friendly. Tip of the hat to the staff and the management for being so focused on their customers.

Great place to stay for the money, and I would be happy to stay here again.

Room Tip: I was in 133 (if memory serves correctly) which was a top floor room next to a utility closet. It w...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed April 2, 2013

Stayed at this fabulous hotel for 3 nights and cannot fault it. From the moment we checked in, the service was excellent. We arrived approx 11am and check in isn't till 2pm but Kamal allowed us to check into our room immediately which was really nice of him seeing as we had just flown a 14 hr flight. The room is basic but practical and everything u need for a budget hotel. Bed is comfortable, free tea and coffee 24 hrs, room has a small bar fridge, free Wi-Fi in room (didn't run too slowly for our time we were on it) room cleaned daily with fresh sheets daily and Kelly at reception could not of gone out of her way to help us anymore with any questions regarding the area or printing of maps etc for us, plus making local phone calls and organising a taxi for us. Fantastic customer service! For little more than $100 a night, this place is a gem. The Mexican restaurant next door serves good meals, reasonably priced and was full each night we walked by it which tells u something about their reputation. Also there is a Thai restaurant further up from motel (Gindi Thai) which again is very reasonably priced and food/service was good. Catching public transport was fairly easy from this motel. To get to Universal Studios we caught the 155 bus which ran from the bus stop just up the road from motel (on same side of road) which costs $1.50 to get to Universal studios (approx 20 min bus ride). We also caught a bus to Hollywood which was bus 222 and that bus stop is located just up the road from motel also (opposite side of road though , near car wash) again that cost $1.50 for bus ride.
There is also a supermarket (Vons) a few blocks away within walking distance and Warner Bros is walking distance from this motel.
Would highly recommend this hotel and anyone who could find more than 1 fault with this hotel would have to be a whinger, as for what you pay per night for a room you get far more.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed March 27, 2013 via mobile

I really liked this hotel. It was clean, comfortable, walking distance to a bunch of restaurants, with helpful and friendly staff. It had my essentials - a refrigerator and coffee maker and some extras - Porto's pastries and Crabtree and Evelyn soaps and shampoos... And all at a great price. I will definitely stay here again!

Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 24, 2013

I chose the Tangerine because of the great reviews. I was a bit disappointed. It's ok but nothing special. The location is excellent if your visiting WB or Universal. The price is good for the area. Its a very small motel with outside entry doors. Only 4 parking spaces in front. Several more behind the motel in an alley. Tiny pool. No hot tub. The Internet was free but dog slow. The beds are comfy. We had a king which was really a queen. Same width of my queen back home. The bathroom is tiny. But everything in the room was clean and well maintained. Nice tv with and iPod dock on the wall so you can play your content on the tv. iPad doesn't fit.

Room Tip: Mexican restaurant, Don Cucos next store is excellent! Great food, great service.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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San Diego, California
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Reviewed March 22, 2013 via mobile

Was not impressed with this hotel! Great customer service at check in. However it's just an updated motel. We stayed in a room with two queen beds by the pool. Super noisy you could hear every move the person above you made. It's fairly close to universal studios, but there is nothing luxurious about it!

  • Stayed March 2013
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Reviewed March 1, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for a night to visit Universal Studios for a day. The room is pretty clean, love the deco, pretty updated exceptfor some bathroom fixtures, the mattress was our favorite. When you're tired the mattress matters and with this one we had a one very relaxing & a good night sleep. The location is pretty close to where we want to go. Just about less than 10 mins to downtown Burbank through side streets which matters since freeway traffics are horrible in L.A. Lots of restaurant choices in downtown Burbank. Hotel is close to fwy 134 and stands in a busy street facing the hills but seems to be safe. A few restaurant close by but didn't try the Mexican Restaurant in the corner. The hotel provides a lists of dining places in the proximity inside their rooms. They provided brkfast with indeed very delicious pastries fr a local Cuban bakery. Their hot drinks machine is great as they provided this 24 hrs. Don't forget to try the chai tea. Hotel is currently doing some other room renovation but weren't in the room all day so we don't know if it can get loud. The hotel warns us about this when we checked in. Room does't have microwave but can use the one in the lobby. Free parking which in other hotels can cost at least $25-$35. Free Wi-Fi in the room but can get too slow when all guests are back by 6 pm.Thanks to Kelly (front desk) as she was very helpful. Will definitely stay here again when we visit L.A.



Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: The Tangerine
Address: 3901 W Riverside Dr, Burbank, CA 91505-4327
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Location: United States > California > Burbank
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
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Ranked #2 of 20 Hotels in Burbank
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Tangerine 2.5*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Tangerine Hotel is a newly remodeled boutique hotel offering its guests an eclectic and colorful backdrop that promises to enhance any visit to Burbank, Hollywood and Los Angeles. Our thoughtfully appointed rooms are a fresh reinterpretation of the classic motel room; equipped with the requisite modern amenities and quality linens, we have also introduced elements to give each room a distinct personality that we hope our guests appreciate and enjoy. ... more   less 
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